Everyone has quit a job at least once before. Usually you leave a resignation letter, or have a talk with your supervisors. Others feel the need to be a little more dramatic.
1. Going out in a blaze of buttered glory.
“There was a [shipping company] strike in the ’90s and I was employed by them in high school as a sorter… All these boxes full of microwave popcorn and VHS tapes would slide down the belt and about half of the popcorn bags would explode or break. After about an hour, there was popcorn dust all over. I asked my boss for a mask, and he said that they didn’t have any. Some of the drivers walked by wearing masks, and I followed them and found a cabinet full of masks. I confronted my boss, and he was like, ‘The masks are for drivers only.’
“So I went back to the sorting area and just stopped working. I just stood there. The belts were backing up with these boxes of popcorn and they would burst and clouds of powdered popcorn butter would fill the air. I waited about 45 minutes before the belt shut off.
“I walked out through a haze of popcorn dust, with alarms blaring, people running everywhere trying to figure out what was going on. A lot of people didn’t get their VHS tapes that week.” – rikers_evil_twin
2. I’m sorry for your loss.
“I wrote my two-week notice on a condolence card that said, ‘I can’t comprehend the depth of your loss.’” – Prettygoodpizza
3. He just had to let everyone know…
“A buddy of mine was working on the line in a clean room. He walked up to the white board at the top of the room, and wrote ‘All work and no play makes Dan a dull boy,’ and left.” – wet-paint
4. Not-So-Candid Camera.
“[My friend] was working at a dive bar where the boss was SUPER micromanaging — to the extent that he had several surveillance cameras installed, not for security, but so that he could monitor the employees when he was not around.
“She comes in to work on her last night with a shirt that has ‘I QUIT!’ printed on it in large letters. She makes sure the cameras see it, but proceeds to work her last shift. Boss calls and asks her if she has anything to tell him. She turns, looks the nearest camera in the ‘eye’ and says ‘nope,’ hangs up, and finishes the last shift, never to return.” – justaboy